Course detail

English 6

FSI-A6Compulsory-optionalBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Summer semester1, 2. year of study2  credits

The course is intended to teach English for Specific Purposes. However, general English is also included.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with general vocabulary for the workplace, as well as grammar structures for everyday communication at intermediate level. Students will acquire the language corresponding to the level B1 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment" set by the Council of Europe.

Prerequisites

Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at pre-intermediate level, as well as with grammar and vocabulary corresponding to the course A5.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Oxford English for Careers: Technology 2
Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use (third edition)
N.Brieger and A. Pohl, Technical English - Vocabulary and Grammar

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To pass this course it is necessary, apart from active participation in the class and individual home preparation, to fulfil and present tasks given and to pass the credit test, which is divided into three parts written on pre-set dates throughout the semester. In case the benchmark is not achieved, there is a possibility for the student to resit the test. Finally, students’ work in the e-learning support of the course and elaborating a CV are also reflected in the overall course assessment. The maximum scores are 50 points for the tests, 12 points for the e-learning course, and 5 points for the presentation. In order to fulfil the credit requirements students must earn a minimum of 45 points in total.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language with focus on practical, everyday communication in a wide range of engineering branches.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and is systematically checked by the teacher. Students are allowed to miss two seminars.

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. U15 - Introduction, Career development, CV
2. U15 - Career development, CV - second part (Future review)
3. U8 - Mass Transportation
4. U8 - Mass Transportation - second part (comparative and superlative)
5. U10 - Environmental Engineering (water purification, waste management, ...), 1st test
6. U10 - Environmental Engineering - second part (Reported speech)
7. U11 - Robotics
8. U11 - Robotics - second part (verbs: cause, make, prevent, stop, allow, let...)
9. U12 - Household technology, 2nd test
10.U12 - Household technology - second part (question review)
11.U13 - Defence technology (Visby: a stealth warship)
12.U13 - Defence technology - second part (prepositions)
13.3rd test